Paper: "From Black Venus to Blonde Venus: The Meanings of Black Lingerie," International Federation for Research in Women's History," Queen's University Belfast, August 2003.
Panel Organizer/Paper Presenter - Paper: "Architectures of Seduction: Intimate Apparel Trade Shows and Retail Department Design, 1920-1940." Panel: Wholesale/Retelling: Gendered Commerce in the U.S., Soviet Union and Germany, 1920-1945, Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Connecticut, June 2002.
Lecture: "Feminist Intimate Apparel Art," Women’s History Month, CSU Fresno, March 2002.
Presentation: "Teaching Feminist Art History," Teaching U.S. Women’s History Workshop, UCLA, February 2002.
Paper: "Bra vs. Bra: Conflicts of Intimacy and Distance," Barnard Feminist Art History Conference, New York City, November 2001.
Paper: "Intimate Apparel and the Female Body of Fantasy and Desire," California American Studies Association Conference, Reno, Nevada, May 2001.
Colloquium: "The Great Mensh in History," Department of History, CSU Fresno, March 2001.
Paper: "Can Garment Workers Be Glamour Girls?: Reviewing Pins and Needles," Western Social Science Association Conference, San Diego, California, April 2000.
Lecture: "Corsets: An Historical Examination of Gender and Material Culture," Women’s Herstory Month Series, California State University, Fresno, March 1999.
Paper: "Marketing Bodies: Reshaping the Business of Corsetry, 1910-1930, "Beauty and Business" Conference, Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware, March 1999.
Paper: "Working-Class Chic: The ILGWU in Fashion," Western Association of Women Historians Conference, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, May 1998.
Panel Organizer/Paper Presenter - Paper: "‘Your Dream Wardrobe and How To Make It Come True’: ILGWU Fashion Promotion, 1959-1963." Panel: Working Class Culture in the City: Knowledge, Nature, and Adornment, North American Labor History Conference, Wayne State University, October 1997.
Panel Organizer/Paper Presenter - Paper: "The Trouble with Trousers: The Transition from Open to Closed Crotch Drawers, 1900-1930." Panel: Dressing Difference: Gender(ed) Fashion, Culture and Power, Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, June 1996.
Paper: "Skirting Sexual Issues: Bifurcation in American Women's Undergarments," The Huntington Library Women's Studies Seminar, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, January 1996.
the Breast: The 20th-Century Brassiere," The Costume Institute of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York University Costume Studies
Masters Program Joint Symposium on Costume History, New York University,
Panel Organizer/Paper Presenter - Paper: "‘Fighting the Corsetless Evil': Cultural Hegemony and the Corset Panic of 1921." Panel: Covering the Gendered Body: Clothing, Representation and Social Practice, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 1995.
Panel Organizer/Paper Presenter - Paper: "Did I Dream I Was A Lesbian in My Maidenform Bra?: Homoerotics and Intimate Apparel Advertisements 1920s-1950s." Panel: Blurring Identity Borders: The Homospectatorial Gaze in Commercial Mass Culture, Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference, UC Irvine, April 1994.
Comment on "Fundamentum: Toward an Aesthetics of Underwear" by Richard Martin, Curator of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, October 1993.
Lecture: Veronika Gervers Memorial Lecture, Royal Ontario Museum, October 1993.
Colloquium: "Intimate Apparel and Social History: Work in Progress," Centre for Feminist Research, York University, Toronto, October 1993.
Paper: "The ‘Invisible Woman’ in Lingerie Advertisements in Magazines and Mail Order Catalogues 1920-1960," Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association Annual Conference, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, August 1993.